A dense, compact shrub, growing 4 to 5' high and wide in 12 years. Can approach 8' upon maturity depending upon age and site location. The result of a cross between V. x 'Cayuga' and V. utile making it a sister plant to V. x 'Chesapeake'. Introduced by the U.S. National Arboretum in 1981. The leaves are a lustrous dark green and semi-evergreen at the end of the stems. Flower buds are a pale cream with a touch of pink on the edges, opening to 3-4", non-fragrant, pure white, almost perfect snowball inflorescences made up of 80-175 tubular flowers. Flower trusses are larger than those of V. x 'Chesapeake'. Fruits are dull red, maturing to black and sparse. Plants in flower are a real show stopper.